Turkey: fear for safety / fear of torture

Turkey: fear for safety / fear of torture

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Index Number: EUR 44/019/1996
Date Published: 2 February 1996
Categories: Europe And Central Asia, Turkey

Mehemt Kambur, headman of Guvenkaya village, Huseyin Polat, Mustafa Doganer, Guzel Polat, Ibrahim Erdogan, Hasan Erdogan, Riza Ates, Bayram Gungoz plus an unknow number of villagers from Guvenkaya; Mehmet Ali Dogan, Ali Karakoc, minibus driver, Nuri Yildirim, aged 60, Resit Coskin, aged 60, Davut Keskin, aged 20, Battal Ozkan, Sukru Kaya, Huseyin Akkaya, Mustafa Poyraz: scores of villagers are reported to have been detained during Turkish security force operations against armed opoosition groups which began on 25 January 1996. Those named above are being held in unacknowledged police custody, where AI fears they are at the risk of torture and "disappearance".


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